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Add high-tech thermal imaging to your phone without the need for a bulky add-on case with the Seek Thermal Phone Camera. Made to plug directly into your phone’s Lightning or Micro-USB port, this unique imaging device uses a sensor with over 32,000 thermal pixels to create a visible image on your device. Whether you’re looking for a leak in your home in broad daylight or trying to find a household pet (or nefarious soul) in the dark, it can let you see more than what you can with your own two eyes.
There’s a reason cameras are getting smaller. While your classic DLSR is great, it can be a pain to tote around and break out when the right shot hits you. The Spider Camera Holster helps eliminate at least one of the annoying aspects of a cumbersome DLSR. Available in two different versions, one for lightweight cameras and one for full-size DSLRs, the holster attaches to your belt (for lightweight cameras) or slips on an included belt (for pro cameras) and lets you quickly snatch your camera when the moment strikes. The release action is simple and smooth so you aren’t messing around getting your camera loose while losing the shot in the process.
When imaging company Kogeto created Dot — a clever little system that gave the iPhone 4 360º panoramic video — little did the general public know that this was merely a stepping stone towards what they really wanted to create. Three years later, they’ve finally let the panoramic cat out of the bag.
It’s called Joey, and it’s a professional-grade 360° 4K video capture device with a seemingly endless list uses.
The visuals are captured through a 13-megapixel sensor capable of recording 30fps 360° video at a resolution of 3840×720. This setup means Joey captures one seamless picture, not multiple videos that are then stitched together, which can result in inconsistencies.
And the entire impressive piece of hardware is built around a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor that runs on proprietary ‘Joey’ software to help navigate and control the camera.
What Do You Hyde Series by Romina Ressia
How do you take a vintage Rolls Royce and make it even more desirable than it already is? You customize it and give it to The Man In Black himself as a gift, of course. This 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was ordered and purchased by ABC TV at the peak of The Johnny Cash Show’s success and presented to Cash as a gift. Of course, it’s black, but it also boasts a twin-carbureted 412 CID aluminum V8, independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. It’s been privately owned since the mid-80s after Cash sold it, yet it arrives at auction this month with only 32,000 miles and in fantastic condition.
A Room With a View: 432 Park Sets Residential Skyscraper Record
A north-facing view from the 75th floor of 432 Park in Manhattan, which officially achieved the status of tallest residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere on Tuesday. The building will feature 104 luxury condominiums across 96 floors with prices ranging from $7 million to $95 million.
While One World Center is due to open early next year to great fanfare, and is the technically taller thanks to its spire, 432 Park boasts an extra 28 feet vertically, making it the tallest building in New York City.
Movie Theaters in India Photographed by German photographers Sabine Haubitz + Stefanie Zoche
The Maersk Triple E is the largest ship ever built by mankind and is operated by the largest container shipping company in the world. Back in 2011, Maersk signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding in South Korea to have 20 of these gigantic vessels made for $3.8 billion dollars.
Copenhagen-based photographer Alastair Philip Wiper wanted to get closer to this “monumental machine,” so he convinced Wired magazine to send him to South Korea to photograph the ships under construction. Wired agreed, and Wiper was given unprecedented access to the shipyard and one of the finished ships.
While it’s the fifth most common type of cancer in the United States and the deadliest of all skin cancers, melanoma can often be cured if caught early enough. So, in an effort to step up early detection efforts, a team of researchers at Duke University have developed a gigapixel whole-body camera that captures high-resolution images that will allow doctors to more quickly and effectively diagnose melanoma.
The gigapixel camera consists of 34 microcameras arranged in a dome shape that work in sync to capture a single image detailed enough that individual freckles can be studied. The dome shape is meant to correct for aberrations in the image.
While capable of being used together, the microcameras can also be adjusted independently, allowing for more precise images and adjustments.
360 Degree Photographs of Abandoned Buildings by German photographer Sven Fennema